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Greens launch new community campaign against Tony Abbott’s budget

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's cruel budget was fuelling a strong backlash in WA, with a new grass-roots campaign to harness this energy as budget measures are debated in Parliament.

Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam hosted a ‘Bust the Budget' forum in Perth last night, outlining the threats the budget poses to people across WA, and kicking off a new wave of community campaigning, building on the success of the recent Senate by-election.

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WA Greens candidates announced for Senate Election

A farmer, an academic, a disability advocate, a law and politics student and a scientist will join Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam in the race for a senate seat on April 5.

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said he was proud to stand alongside passionate, dedicated Greens candidates that represent a broad range of skills, knowledge and backgrounds.

"It is so encouraging to have a strong team out campaigning during this election who care deeply about disability care, farming, health, education and justice," he said.

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WA crucial to protecting RET and independent advice on global warming

The Australian Government will continue to receive independent advice on climate policy and the RET, now the Greens in the Senate have blocked the abolition of the independent Climate Change Authority.

"It's ridiculous that Tony Abbott is blocking action on global warming, and undermining renewable energy, by rejecting the experts who can tell him how to maximise opportunities," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

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Tanks for Nothing: New radioactive disaster haunts Rio Tinto

Australian Greens spokesperson on Nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam. 10 December 2013.

In a bizarre and troubling development, Rio Tinto's Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia has suffered a disastrous acid spill identical in nature to that which closed the company's Ranger mine in Kakadu on the weekend.

Breaking reports in local media indicate that within three days of the Kakadu collapse, Rio's Namibian operation suffered a catastrophic failure which put workers and the surrounding environment at risk.

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